How to Turn Every Long-Haul Flight into a Low-Cost Spa Opportunity

  One of my pet peeves is arriving at your destination after a long-haul flight and looking and smelling like a banshee. No-one wants to arrive at their refreshing holiday get-away feeling like they want to get away from their own lack of shower and airplane breath. How is it that some people arrive at…

Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget

Introducing the ‘Three Frugal Ways to…’ series! In this series, I will outline my top tips to maximising the value derived from your possessions, holiday experiences, lifestyle and needs while minimising the cost. ‘Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget’ is the first of the series, with many more to come. Follow…

5 Frugal Food Things

We’re a week into March and so far and I’m determined to tackle my biggest expense – Enter Miss Piggy v Take-Away, Round 1. Here are 5 things I’ve done since the beginning of March to cut down this major expense: Bought breakfast porridge sachets to keep at the office Having breakfast prepared at the office…

Follow your Dreams but Know the Cost

There is a price to pay for everything in life. Success has a price tag. Living paycheque to pay cheque is taxing. Creativity has a cost. Overall your dreams come at a price. What price are you willing to pay to follow your creative dreams? What price are you willing to pay to not follow…

Cutting the Crap: Alcohol-Free Weekend No. 3

Read my first post about my alcohol-free February here.   Both Mr. Piggybanks and myself embarked on a no-alcohol Dry February at the beginning of this month. His reasons were centred around health and fitness in the lead up to a sports competition, while mine were around getting control of my free time and finances in…

Cutting the Crap: The Beginning of My Alcohol Ban

Another month, another commitment to change my old habits and test new ones. This month I’m on a 28 Day No Alcohol Challenge, starting from February 1st to February 28th. I actually strongly considered not writing about this challenge for the main reason that if I wanted to break it and have a glass of wine, then I…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Day 14 & 15

Today marks the 15th day of the year and the final day of the Minimalist Challenge. I’ve sold, donated or thrown 135 items in the past 15 days – literally de-cluttering my wardrobe, bathroom, study and fridge of my physical and emotional baggage. Everything I have left are things I use regularly, value highly or…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Day 13

Read my previous post of Minimalist Challenge: Day 12 here.    As I continue the challenge of clearing out my house junk and emotional baggage, I’ve noticed some continuous big patterns in my spending habits: Everything I threw away or donated was of bad quality, ill-fitting and had a short life span, resulting in frequent…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Day 12

Read my previous post about Minimalist Challenge: Day 10 to 11 here. The struggle is real, folks. The struggle is real. This real. And even more real.   As I reach the double-digit days I’m finding it harder to find things to get rid of. The items I’ve already donated, thrown or put aside items…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Days 10 to 11

Read how the previous days went in previous post Minimalist Challenge: Days 6 to 9. I forgot that a couple of months ago I went on big clean-out of the bathroom so my hopes of a Genghis Khan-style raid of every drawer and crevice turned out to be more of a sad effort at throwing…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Days 6 to 9

I’ve reached the halfway mark of the Minimalist Challenge! Read Minimalist Challenge Days 1 to 5 here.   All I could think about at work was getting home and de-cluttering my apartment to complete this challenge. Once my toe was in the apartment doorway, I went on a de-cluttering rampage that would have made Genghis Kan…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Days 1 to 5

To break into the New Year and follow through with my New Years resolution to get rid of any items which no longer create value for me or have been accumulated and just creating clutter, I’m starting with a 15 Day Minimalist Challenge.     I found out about the idea initially through Sugar Mamma –…

Letting Go of Baggage

Moving into the New Year has brought a refreshed mindset and clarification of where I would like to be in my friendships, relationships and well-being in the next 365 days onwards. Outside of money, my focus is to reduce ‘waste’ as much as possible in these above three fields and let go of that which…

Merry Christmas Readers!

I’m hoping that all my beautiful readers had an amazing Christmas surrounded by loved ones and looking forward to seeing you in the New Year! Thank you for reading my many financial blog ramblings and stay tuned for more in the new year! 😀   xx Miss Piggy

Luxury is an experience, not an expense

The message that luxury is a frivolous and excessive expense is a tale that many frugal bloggers preach to FI followers. The old frugal folklore that luxury is the evil child of consumerism and the fodder to greed reins supreme in FI territory. There are articles upon articles telling readers to focus on the importance…

From Fashion to Financial Independence: A little bit about Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy (me) is a mid-20-something year old who has just started the path to financial independence. After plugging away as a corporate guinea pig in one giant fashion guinea pig wheel, I have a new found determination to work my way towards financial independence after recently discovering the Mad FIentist podcast interviewing Mr Money…